Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Daguerreotypes


Enjoying the tradition of the daguerreotype as realized by Mike Robinson in these magical vignettes of a beautiful mannequin.


Melancholy, by Mike Robinson, 2003. Quarter Plate

 The Mannequin Holding a Daguerreotype
by Mike Robinson, 2003. Quarter Plate 
 
 
The Visitation by Mike Robinson, 2003. Quarter Plate

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mad Men Style

Who's that Man? by ernestopadrocampos
Who's that Man?, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
Listening to the whiskey as it covers rock solid ice cubes in the offices of Sterling Cooper is a most gratifying experience. For AMC's Mad Men is more than a television drama, it is a state of mind. This meticulous examination of the social mores of the much idealized 1960's is certainly pretty to look at even if the mindset of the times makes us regret their naiveté. Yet, it is the look of the times, so beautifully researched and realized, that inspires us to celebrate the fifth season of one of television's best with an exclusive celebration of Mad Men style. If fifty years from now there is a show scrutinizing the way we think aujourd' hui, Dolldom is certain that it will not be as stylish as the very madly perfect depiction of Don Draper's realm.

Viva Mad Men! 


L'élégance by ernestopadrocampos
L'élégance, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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James Bogue styles the Silkstone Barbie Fashion Model doll. Classic black silk shantung coat and cotton print sheath dress compose an elegant day ensemble. A tulle cloche balances the generous proportions. Jewelry by Joy Jarred.

Make Mine Leopard by ernestopadrocampos
Make Mine Leopard, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Liz Cole makes it wild and glamorous. "Careless Kisses" Madra Lord by Integrity wears a Retros hat and satin cocktail dress.

Supreme Elegance by ernestopadrocampos
Supreme Elegance, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Lalka wears a vintage brocade sheath with tulle flounce and a necklace by Mark G. Harris. Her bracelet is Barbie Fashion Model Collection and an exact copy of the ones worn by Coco Chanel in the famous Man Ray photo.

In the Red! by ernestopadrocampos
In the Red!, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Vintage and Silkstone Barbie fashion models wear business attire and take a two hour lunch. They drink Manhattans too. Gray tweed suit with red silk blouse and cloche hat by Elizabeth Fenton. 

Springtime Romance by ernestopadrocampos
Springtime Romance, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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A vintage brunette #3 Barbie doll wears the colorful Pak sheath by Mattel, circa 1963. Ken wears Rovin' Reporter, circa 1965, and a Premiere molded straw hat. Barbie's jewels by DollyDelights.

Mad Men Style by ernestopadrocampos
Mad Men Style, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Mattel's Roger Sterling Silkstone doll poses with a Lilli Lalka by Julian Kalinowski, dressed by Liz Cole. Furniture by Darren Cole by Retros and Annie Morrison for Morrison Studios.
On Madison Avenue by ernestopadrocampos
On Madison Avenue, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Ken plays AMC's Mad Men character Roger Sterling. Mattel earns high marks for the excellent styling of his suit and hat.

Saturday Night by ernestopadrocampos
Saturday Night, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Alan and Midge are going out to the theater for a local production of "Our Town".

Crème Orange by ernestopadrocampos
Crème Orange, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Star Entrance Gene Marshall by Integrity Toys wears a silk shantung sheath with draped detail by Liz Cole for Retros. Her jewelry, names Crème Orange is by Vince Tibavido for VJT Designs.

Tux Luxe by ernestopadrocampos
Tux Luxe, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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First issue flocked hair Ken, Barbie doll’s boyfriend circa 1961.

Mad Girls by ernestopadrocampos
Mad Girls, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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They'll be taking over Madison Avenue. 18-inch Miss Seventeen by Marx and 18-inch Miss America by Tonner Doll both wear Kitty Collier suits. The fashions are superb, the doll I like a lot. But in all truth Miss Seventeen is the one who takes the fashions into the stratosphere.

L'amour by ernestopadrocampos
L'amour, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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A vintage high color brownette American Girl models Mattel's vintage Pak lamé sheath, circa 1963, and Sylvia Campbell's reproduction of the Sear's exclusive mink coat. Ken wears Country Clubbin', circa 1964.

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Confetti craze courtesy of Bill Tanner.

No Longer Solo by ernestopadrocampos
No Longer Solo, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
A Number One Barbie doll poses for a photo to be used in a top secret ad campaign for an American bubbly. Barbie wears Solo in the Spotlight. 
Dollhouse Beautiful by ernestopadrocampos
Dollhouse Beautiful, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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1:6 scale furniture by Maryann Roy expresses the ethos of the 1960s.

The Bar by ernestopadrocampos
The Bar, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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She sets it and sits at it! Miss Madra Lord (Jonquille) is unforgettable in Liz Cole's gold and turquoise cocktail dress. Italian style bar designed and created by Darren Cole.

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Cissy is exquisite in Retros by Liz Cole.

Wonderful Waters by ernestopadrocampos
Wonderful Waters, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
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Violet wears Retros, creators of beauty and glamour.

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
 Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Lane Pryce (Jared Harris), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Bertram Cooper (Robert Morse), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)




Sweet Suzette


 
Suzette, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.
 
Babe, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.

 First issue Suzette Dubois, a Cherished Friends exclusive, dressed in Retros by Liz Cole, as she appeared in a Haute Doll feature profiling the Seattle artist's work.

The Suzette Dubois sculpt, first seen on TDC's 16-inch "Chicago" dolls and later released as Tyler Wentworth's friend, is a perfect face to add to the company's 13-inch fashion doll collection. The character Suzette Dubois was a Cherished Friends exclusive doll.



Vampiresa, a photo by ernestopadrocampos on Flickr.

These smaller models boast a reduced scale Antoinette body and are meant to wear the 13" Revlon outfits created previously by TDC.

This captivating character can also by seen in the company's new "Precarious Collection" of 16-inch dolls. A great face gets it's day in the sun.

Photo by Storm Photo
Photo by Storm Photo